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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Thai
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Genetic Evaluation
  • Genetic Testing
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
  • Cancer Genomic Medicine
  • Cowden’s Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hereditary Cancers
  • Invasive Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell
  • Pendred Syndrome
  • Radioactive Iodine Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (RAIR DTC)
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Recurrent Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Uveal Melanoma
View all 16 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Torrance, CA USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Pomona College
Claremont, CA USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cancer Genomics
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Pauline Funchain, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/27/2021, Dr. Funchain has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

75 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dr Funchain is outstanding

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Funchain is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr Funchain is an incredible doctor and I am lucky to have had her as my oncologist for the past five years!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr Funchain is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

I have always been happy with the service of the clinic and Dr Funchain and all the staff.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

She is a very good Doctor and I am a very lucky patient to have her a my Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Funchain is very good at integrating the care I receive at other institutions.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Funchain was amazing - from the minute she walked into the room she was wonderful. Can't say enough good things about her

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

I'm so glad we got in to Dr. Funchain. She went above and beyond. The whole staff we interacted with was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr. Funchain is a very caring physician and I feel that I am in good hands under her care.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

I have never been disappointed with the care I have received from Dr. Funchain and her staff. She/They have always treated me with respect, include me In any decision making and makes certain I understand any options. She Is an excellent, empathic MD.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Funchain provide a clear discussion of my condition. She was very pleasant and clearly answered any questions that I had.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

I cannot say enough good about Dr. Funchain! She's a great provider and an asset to the Cleveland medical community.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Such a positive interaction with Dr. Funchain. Dr. Funchain is exceptional in every way.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Dr. Funchain listens takes the time to listen and answers my questions with knowledge and a manner easily understood.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Funchain-She is very personal and makes you feel good. Very honest and Very smart and knows everything and explains everything to me. She is the best

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

I've always been very pleased with Dr Funchain's care & concern.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr Funchain is a wonderful & kind human being.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Funchain goes above and beyond what is expected of her. She takes time to explain test results, treatment plans and allows time for questions. She is a very compassionate person and I have been very blessed to have her as my doctor.

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